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Added the "Gunshots & Ashes" layout to [community profile] shineheaven. (Not that anyone's probably reading this anymore, but hey.) Information and instructions on how to use:

preview

Layout code modified from Just An Illusion by [personal profile] fania at [community profile] mentahelada.
Art by Kohta Hirano from the Hellsing manga.
Color scheme and graphics by yours truly.

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Title: Gunshots & Ashes
Credit to: [community profile] mentahelada & Kohta Hirano
Base style: Transmogrified
Type: Full layout in CSS
Best resolution: 1024x768+
Tested in: Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome
Features: customizable, fixed width, 2 columns




To use:
  1. Go to Select Journal Style and set your theme to one of the Transmogrified styles.

  2. Go to Customize Journal Style: Custom CSS, untick Use layout's stylesheet(s), and copy the contents of the above textarea into Use embedded CSS.

  3. Save and enjoy!
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Shine now has a Wild Mass Guessing page on TVTropes. Share your crazy theories.

Also: Otakon stuff!

Manga, Literacy, and Children
(Xuanwu and Erin, co-hosts)
Friday, 10:15-11:15 AM, Panel 2

Hellsing cosplay photoshoot #1
Friday, 1 PM, Charles Street Lobby fountains

And Shine Heaven Now Fan Meetup
Friday, 3:00 PM, Pratt Street Lobby (location)

Make a Manga!
(Xuanwu and Erin, co-hosts)
Friday, 4:00-6:00 PM, Workshop 2

Hellsing cosplay photoshoot #2
Friday, 7:30, outdoor fountains (by the skywalk, on the way to the mall food court)

Crispin Freeman: Autograph session #1
Saturday, 9:30-10:30 AM, Autograph 2
Crispin Freeman: Q&A #1
Saturday, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM, Panel 4

Make a Manga! (reprise)
(Xuanwu and Erin, co-hosts)
Saturday, 12:00-2:00 PM, Workshop 2

Hellsing cosplay photoshoot #3
Saturday, 1:00 PM, Charles Street Lobby fountains

Crispin Freeman: Autograph session #1
Saturday, 1:15-2:45 PM, Autograph 2
Crispin Freeman: Q&A #1
Saturday, 3:00-4:00 PM, Panel 4

Ultimate Hellsing Ultimate Panel of Ultimateness
Saturday, 11:30 PM-1:00 AM, Ballroom 2
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For something truly intimidating, check out the Major's "I Love War" speech in German.

The second chapter of Hirano's new manga has been scanlated. Take a read.

Finally, there's a sexy new Seras figurine. Panty shot + freakin' huge gun - it's every stereotypical fanboy's dream.

Cool stuff

May. 20th, 2009 10:34 pm
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Hirano's new manga, Drifters, is starting to come out. Have a translation of the first chapter, including a nifty Hellsing OVA IV spread.

Also: My Little Alupony! WANT.
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The Konami Code (known for being chanted by Jan Valentine) has secret effects on Facebook.

Volume 10 is going to have some changed dialogue and a few pages. Check out the first round of translated scans.

STATUS

May. 7th, 2009 08:02 pm
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The ComicGenesis server is currently backed up several days. See the official help forum for details and status reports.

(Yet another reason to watch this community: it'll let you know when ComicGen is down.)

The FAQ

May. 6th, 2009 08:14 am
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† WHAT IS THIS PLACE? †

This is the Dreamwidth community for readers of And Shine Heaven Now. Here you will find discussions, artwork, icons, backstory, downloads, and other goodies.


† WHY SHOULD I JOIN? †

Some of the content (most notably, the downloads) will be locked. To get at these posts, you'll need to get a Dreamwidth account and join the community.

(Also, Dreamwidth is a generally awesome site.)


† HOW DO I DO THAT? †

I'm glad you asked! )
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Ann Warbucks is better known as Little Orphan Annie, adopted daughter of billionaire Oliver Warbucks. (Forbes Magazine has a profile of him here.)

A lot of tropes from the original strip can be found in this 1937 storyline (posted on this fan site).

As the story begins, Oliver Warbucks is holding on to $10 billion in precious stones (that's about $144 billion in 2007 dollars), which he intends to keep. Not only that, but he explains why he won't give it to charity because it wouldn't make him happy. (Soft side alert: he will, however, give up any sum of money for Annie's safety.)

Admittedly, Warbucks does intend to use the wealth to finance inventions that will benefit humanity; he sees this, perhaps rightly, as unselfish service in its own right. Not that his investment in technology doesn't directly benefit himself and Annie, of course.

As the tale progresses, they end up hiding out in a camouflaged house with anti-aircraft guns on the roof, keeping contact with friends around the world via television. Even if you accept that they could have had an early prototype, the global filming abilities that rival modern military satellites are a bit of a stretch.

But Annie's world isn't all tech. When old friend Mr. Am drops by, Warbucks explains that he's really over 20,000 years old, and his memories seem to extend back millennia. On being told he's actually immortal, Annie's mind boggles. (Skeevy race issues ahead: his (black) attendants are "his most willing slaves".)

Am, like Warbucks, has been an arms dealer, though he sold to both sides. On the tech side, Am hangs out in a solar powered submarine; on the magic side, when Warbucks is fatally shot, Am pulls a resurrection.

Futuristic tech, fantasy elements, fanatical characters, and a possible appearance by God. You couldn't have made a better fit for the Shineverse if you designed it that way.

Ann makes her debut in the Let There Be Guns storyline. Her appearance was first foreshadowed in these sketches.

Welcome!

May. 2nd, 2009 04:58 pm
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Welcome to the Dreamwidth community for And Shine Heaven Now, and all the series therein.

Here you will find discussion, graphics, goodies, downloads, and general squee.

"But Erin," I hear you say, "where are all these marvelous things? Because I'm looking aroud, and I'm not seeing 'em."

Patience, grasshoper. They will come. (Once I get a little organization done.)